Vacancy: ASEAN Program Advisor

 Job Description: ASEAN Program Advisor

Type of Contract: Consultant (part-time)

IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies. IFES promotes democratic stability by providing technical assistance and applying field-based research to the electoral cycle in countries around the world to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil societies, governance and transparency. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.


IFES is seeking an ASEAN Program Advisor to support project implementation in the region. 


Primary Responsibilities: The ASEAN Program Advisor will work under the direction of the Jakarta-Based Senior Program Manager and IFES’ HQ Program Manager to provide technical assistance to support IFES’ regional program which strengthens anti-corruption efforts of ASEAN and ASEAN Member States. Specifically, the ASEAN Program Advisor will provide direct technical assistance to the ASEAN Parties Against Corruption (ASEAN-PAC).


Scope of Work:

  • Provide advisory support to IFES’ program team in the design and implementation of IFES’ regional anti-corruption program;
  • Provide technical assistance to ASEAN-PAC in areas which could include countering corruption in procurement or licensing;
  • Develop and maintain high-level relationships with government, donors, partners, implementers, and other stakeholders, including anti-corruption institutions and civil society organizations;
  • Represent IFES Indonesia at meetings, including with civil society partners, ASEAN bodies and the donor as needed;  
  • Develop resources on anti-corruption as needed;
  • Contribute to program reporting and monitoring and evaluation, as needed; 
  • Contribute to IFES’ development efforts, diversification and fundraising;
  • Other duties as assigned. 



  • Master’s degree in political science, international relations, law or related field;
  • At least 7 years or comparable of experience working in an international environment, including experience working on anti-corruption programming;
  • Deep understanding of Southeast Asia political, democratic and corruption trends;
  • Ability to maintain collaborative working relationship with team members, other staff, and IFES’ partners.  Partnerships require a high degree of diplomacy and judgment, with ability to address conflicts or difficulties in a constructive manner. Represent IFES with external contacts at professional and government levels;
  • Exceptional communication skills, including presentation, writing and reporting;
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral;
  • Proficiency in Word, Power point, Outlook and Excel;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to make independent decisions;
  • Experience working with international NGOs preferred.  

Deadline for applications: January 22, 2022.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your letter of application and detailed resume as soon as possible to: vacancy@ifesindonesia.orgPlease put the position you are applying to in the subject of the email. Only applications in English will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone inquiries.


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